Photo booths can add an extra boost of entertainment that your party needs. Bringing your guests together in an exciting way, photo booths have interactive accessories that can encourage your guests to get up and have fun.
Finding the right photo booth rental for an event you’re hosting can be a challenge. With countless companies to choose from and specialized services being offered that you might not be aware of, you can start to feel overwhelmed by this process. When it comes time to choose the right photo booth company, how do you decide which one to book?
Looking through the social media accounts of prospective vendors might help, but the best thing you can do is contact them with a list of questions relating to your event. Here are some of the top questions you should ask to ensure you’re getting the best quality services for your event.
What’s Included in Your Photo Booth Rental Package?
To guarantee you’re getting the best bang for your buck, find out what packages are available and the services that are included. That way you can be certain that the price is reasonable for what they’re offering you. Here are some of the different services that are often available that you can discuss with the photo booth rental company you’re considering.
How Many Hours You Need with the Photo Booth
You want to confirm how many hours you’d be able to use the photo booth. If you need any extra time or if your event ran longer than expected, ask how much it would cost for additional time.
Will They Deliver and Set Up the Photo Booth?
Typically, delivery and setup are included in rental packages. However, depending on where the event is located and what time you’d like it delivered, there’s a possibility that could interfere with other events they have scheduled. If they were to deliver, ask if there are any additional travel or early set-up fees.
How Will They Make Prints and Digital Files Available?
Based on the type of photo booth you rent, some may provide printing services whereas others may offer digital downloads — or both. For prints, you would want to clarify how many photos are allowed to be taken and how many are allowed to be printed.
For digital files, you would want to establish what kind of digital delivery is available. Can it be chosen from an online gallery or thumb drive, or can it be directly sent to the guests via email or SMS? Also, you’d want to know if these services were offered free of charge to your guests, along with how long it would take for them to receive their photos.
Will They Include Props and Backdrops?
Props are the interactive elements that make photo booths so engaging. First, ask if the props were included and if so, how many were included? Is there a selection to choose from? Is there an option to customize? The same goes for backdrops, which are an excellent addition to your photos that can add an extra mood or effect.
How Much Space Do You Need for a Typical Set-Up?
It’s crucial to know ahead of time how much space you will need for the particular photo booth set-up. It depends on what type of style you’re looking for, so make sure that you’re communicating exactly what you want with potential vendors.
There are a variety of photo-booths options, which will require different set-up logistics. Make sure you obtain a layout plan from your venue of choice. That way you can select the best setup dimensions for your space.
If you’re having an outdoor event, identify any special instructions the vendor may require. Heavy-duty electronic equipment will need to be protected from sunlight, wind, or potential bad weather.
Do You Provide Open-air or Closed-air Photo Booths?
There are two types of photo booths– open and closed-air. This is where your style of choice comes into play.
Closed-air photo booths have been around for decades and showcase a traditional, dated appeal that’s usually encased or concealed by curtains. Closed-air booths offer more of an intimate setting of two, possibly three people.
Unlike closed-air, open-air photo booths are designed to stand alone in an open space. They offer great flexibility in selecting unique backdrops and you can fit far more people in the photo frame.
Do You Deliver the Photo Booth to the Event?
To make sure your photo booth will be a success, it’s crucial that the set-up goes smoothly. However, the set-up can get complicated if you’ve never done it before. That’s why you should request that the vendor provide a few attendants to help with set-up or any logistical issues. You definitely don’t want to be stuck trying to figure this out while you have other event-related obligations to manage.
Does Your Photo Booth Have WiFi?
For your guests to be able to instantly receive their photos and share them on social media or with other friends, you want to verify that both the photo booth and the venue you’re renting have WiFi available.
Does Your Photo Booth Produce Different Types of Pictures?
Nowadays, photo booths can produce more than just photos. Photo booths can offer the following features:
- Green screens
Discuss with potential vendors examples of the quality of these features and how much extra they cost to add on to your package.
Do You Have Insurance Coverage?
The last thing you need is for an accident to happen. Just in case some problem arises, you don’t want to be responsible for covering the costs of any kind of accident that happens. You should always select an insured photo booth company.
Choose A Cut Above Photo Booths for Your Next Event
If you’re ready to plan an event for your guests to remember, choose A Cut Above for an experience like no other. We provide custom photo booths for weddings, parties, and corporate events in and around Orlando. Choose our Magic Mirror Photo Booth that blends in with its surroundings. Then you can custom-brand it to stand out at your event. It’s the best option for fun with your guests.
To get started on planning the best event of the year, give us a call at 800-295-0430 today or visit us online to reserve your date!